Originally from a 2003 ESPN.com column and later reprinted in Hunter S. Thompson's Hey Rube:
On days like this I feel like Lord Byron and Shelley and Keats all rolled into one, as they like to say in New Orleans, and everything is possible.
Which is not true, alas. I am a Romantic by nature and a gambler by instinct -- and I can tell you for sure, little Xania, that Losing goes with the territory in my business. All gamblers lose regularly, but they rarely discuss it in public. Losing is bad for the image, dude. Nobody buys hot tips from Losers. Remember that.
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